Miscellaneous Case Summaries
For more information about the types of criminal charges attorney Casale has handled or how our firm can help you, please see the case summaries below or contact our Massachusetts office today.
- Larceny Over $250 – Nolle Prosequi – December 13, 2013 – Westboro District Court
- Criminal Harassment - Not Guilty
- Violation of Probation - Probation Revoked
- Possession of Heroin and Weapons - 10 Years on the Run - No Convictions
- Shoplifting - All Charges Dismissed Prior to Trial
- Multiple Dockets and Numerous Charges - All Continued to be Dismissed
- Operating After a Suspended License - Dismissed
- Charges dismissed on the day of arraignment
Our client, a 49 year old gentleman who worked for a local corporation was accused of stealing just under $3 million worth of merchandise over the course of the last several years through, his employment. Despite video surveillance, depicting our client loading merchandise onto various trucks that appear at the loading dock, Attorney Casale was able to convince the prosecutors that further prosecution would prove less than fruitful as they lacked essential evidence that would link our client to the losses. They just couldn't put it together. After almost 1.5 years of discovery requests and in-depth conversations and negotiations, the prosecution finally admitted that they just couldn't prove their case and decided to go no further. Our client's holidays were that much brighter with the charges Nolle Prossed 2 weeks before Christmas.
It took only 30 minutes if deliberation for a six-person jury to acquit our client of Criminal Harassment charges. This same complaining witness had secured a Harassment Intervention Order against our client, a 36-year-old woman, in a previous proceeding. Attorney Casale was able to discredit the complaining witnesses testimony under cross examination and convince the jury to find our client not guilty.
The defendant, a 30-year-old male, was placed on probation after pleading guilty to Operating Under the Influence, second offense. The Defendant violated his probation on several occasions by failing to pay fines, providing a positive drug screen, and failing to report to probation for office visits. Despite two separate judges wanting to place the defendant in jail, attorney Casale was able to get the Defendant's probation revoked upon payment of a fine. This not only avoided any jail time for our client, but essentially terminated his probation with nothing more than a small fine.
Possession of Heroin and Weapons - 10 Years on the Run - No Convictions - Dudley District Court (East Brookfield Trial)
A 20-year-old man was stopped and charged with:
- Possession with Intent to Distribute and/or Manufacture Class A Controlled Substance,
- Possession with Intent to Distribute and/or Manufacture Class C Controlled Substance,
- Possession with Intent to Distribute and/or Manufacture Class D Controlled Substance,
- Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Brass Knuckles), and two minor Civil Infractions.
After arraignment, the defendant fled the county and relocated in Ohio. After 10 years on the run, attorney Casale performed a thorough investigation of the evidence was able to convince the District Attorney to reduce the Class C and D charges down to Plain Possession and then continued those misdemeanor charges without any finding for one year, after which they will be dismissed if the defendant merely stays out of trouble for that time. The Class A Distribution charge and the Dangerous Weapon charge were dismissed outright upon the payment of $400.00 in court costs.
Instead of going to jail for these serious crimes, the client was able to return to Ohio with No Convictions on these serious charges through the investigations and negotiations of attorney Casale.
In this case, a 35-year-old female was charged with Shoplifting and Using and Possessing a False of Stolen Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) Document after a store employee observed our client and another person shoplifting and then fleeing by car on Rt. 9. Despite this first hand observation and locating merchandise with no receipt in the fleeing motor vehicle, attorney Casale was able to get all charges dismissed prior to trial.
The defendant, a 20-year-old young man, originally came to us with two sets of charges (Dockets 1 and 2). Before the first pretrial hearing the client was charged with two additional sets of charges (Dockets 3 and 4). The client had admitted guilt to the police on all charges. At the first pretrial hearing attorney Casale was able to negotiate an extremely favorable disposition for this client. Three misdemeanor charges of Larceny of a Credit Card, Improper Use of a Credit Card, and Shoplifting by Concealment were all continued for 18 months to be dismissed if the Defendant complies with the terms of probation. Two misdemeanor charges of Receiving Stolen Property and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License were also continued to be dismissed after one year so long as the client complied with probation. The remaining felony and all other charges were dismissed outright upon payment of minor court costs.
Docket #1Larceny of a Credit Card - CWOF 18 mos.Breaking and Entering a Vehicle/Boat at Night to Commit a Felony - DISMISSED3 counts of Improper Use of a Credit Card - 1 Count CWOF 18 mos/2 Counts DISMISSED Docket #2Receiving a Stolen Credit Card - DISMISSED Receiving Stolen Property - CWOF 1 year Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License (subsequent offense) - CWOF 1 year Possession of Class D (subsequent offense) - DISMISSED Marked Lanes Violation. - DISMISSED Docket #3Shoplifting by Concealment - CWOF 18 mosDocket #4Possession of Liquor Under by a Person Under 21 - DISMISSED
Thanks to attorney Casale, despite this young man's confession to police on all charges, was able to not only avoid jail time, but actually walked away without one conviction on these 12 charges.
The defendant, a 41-year-old male, was driving westbound on Route 9 when police performed a random NCIC check of his motor vehicle. Police were informed that the defendant had a suspended driver's license and therefore conducted a motor vehicle stop. The defendant was charged with Operating After a Suspended License and Failure to Wear a Seat Belt. Despite the fact that the defendant served 60 days in jail for similar charges in the past, attorney Casale was able to get these charges dismissed upon payment of $500.00.
A 23 year old woman was caught stealing jewelry and was charged with the felony of Larceny Over $250. Despite being caught red handed and making an admission to store security and police, Attorney Casale was able to get the charges dismissed on the day of arraignment. The delighted woman sent us the following:
The decision I made to hire Attorney Casale really paid off. I was fascinated and extremely pleased with the results and how quick the case moved. If you're looking for a quality representation and commitment to your case call Attorney Casale and you won't regret it.
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